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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

What’s the cost of ‘I’ll Know It When I Hear It?’

December 6th, 2017|

Ask any Music Supervisor and they will tell you that most tracks are chosen on gut instinct by the creative teams, late in the creative process. Ask the Creative Director for some direction and the response is, “Keep the suggestions coming – I’ll know it when I hear it.”

Millward Brown is one of the most respected consumer […]

5 Ways To Write A Great Music Brief

November 28th, 2017|

PLEASE! No more ‘Uplifting’ and ‘Anthemic’ 

As Music Supervisors, we understand that writing music briefs is inherently difficult. A music brief demands that creatives find words to describe their own personal and emotional responses to music. It needs to provide exact instruction to a third party to find music for a target audience that is different […]

WHAT EVERY PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT MUSIC

October 27th, 2017|

How much should you pay for using music in a commercial?

Around 70% of TV commercials use music in one form or another. That is a lot of music. And a lot of money being paid by brands and their agencies to the music industry.

Procurement departments ask us three questions:

Can you explain to me why […]

3 Questions That Every TV Producer Has About Music

September 27th, 2017|

1) Is it available?

2) Has it been used before?

3) How much?

They seem such obvious questions – rookie stuff really.  But, all too often in the rush and panic of getting ideas on the table, comes that horrible moment in the editing suite, when someone asks ‘did anyone get clearance on these tracks?

It usually comes after […]

SKIP AD – How To Grab Your Customer’s Attention In Less Than 4 Seconds

September 13th, 2017|

As Music Supervisors, we are already seeing the licensing of music move from traditional TV commercials to online content. Brands are expected to double their investment in digital video by 2020 to around $17 billion in the US alone.  Yet Google has already admitted that 65% of people watching online ads hit the ‘skip ad’ […]

Taylor’s Tickets Tout Trouble

September 8th, 2017|

Ticket touts have always been around, they’re a part of the atmosphere of going to any live event. Shouts of ‘anyone got a spare ticket?’ can be heard on the walk up to almost any music venue, where people will scour the crowds for unwanted tickets that they can resell there and then for a […]

ONCE UPON A TV COMMERCIAL

August 8th, 2017|

Using Music To Tell A Better Story

We all love a good story, one with a hero/heroine that we love and plot that we remember.  TV Advertising has the ambition to create a 30 second story, where we understand and retain the key message and the name of the protagonist – the brand.

In a recent report […]

MEDIA CONFERENCES & FESTIVALS

June 2nd, 2017|

Are they just an expensive jolly? What’s the point?

The M&M Festival in Rome has just dismantled their last stage, kicking off the summer’s serious Festival and Conference season. 700+ delegates, 70+ speakers and a host of media company stars and luminaries congregated in the sumptuous Waldorf Astoria in Rome. ‘Round the coast in Cannes, the […]

5 MARKETING TIPS ON HOW TO LAUNCH THE SEX PISTOLS

June 1st, 2017|

The original London punk eyewitness

Our innovation wizard (and secret weapon) John Ingham had been working with me for two years before his secret was revealed: in 1976 he conducted the Sex Pistols’ first interview and spent the year championing the birth of Punk Rock. He also took a camera with him and photographed what is […]

GETTING TO YES IN MUSIC LICENSING

May 30th, 2017|

Is the purpose of a commercial to sell product or win an award?

When Creative Directors at ad agencies set their hearts on a particular music copyright, it is very hard to shift them from an idea.  Tell them no and they insist that the producer keeps going back until they hear YES.

As a Music Supervisor […]